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Unread 07-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Huge Lump on my Dog Overnight!

I am new to this forum and did a quick google search and found you guys, I came home with my kids just now and our dog has a huge lump above his shoulder/neck area. I also realized he did not eat any food we left out for him this morning.. and he is a hUGE dog so he loves to eat.

This lump wasn't here Friday, and we were running errands all day yesterday so I am not 100% it wasn't there yesterday. I am calling my vet at 8am but right now they are closed

Anyone ever have a pet with something like this.. any ideas on what could be causing it.. it feels to be fluid and my poor dog feels like he has a temp

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Unread 07-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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That is amazing that a lump that size has come up so quickly! Do you see any evidence of a bite of any type? Was he near anything that he could be experiencing an allergic reaction to or injured himself with or experienced a scratch from a cat or other animal? It's possible it could be a cyst or infection as well. Until you can get him to the vet, which I would do asap, I'd try placing warm compresses on the area to induce it to drain. Is there an emergency vet or a covering available to have a look as he might need to be on an antibiotic quickly.
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Hi S Hardin Yep I see it right hand side it's big Can't tell you what it it is it could be a growth/tumour You are doing the right thing by going to your vets as soon as they are next open it's the only way! Is he drinking water ok?
what's his name? Good luck and welcome to Df please let us know how you get on at the vets!
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Lumps that come up and enlarge so quickly, as since Friday, aren't likely to be tumors. Let's not scare the OP :-)
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looks like a harmless fatty tumor to me....but am not sure they can come on so fast. My mothers old dog had one just like it...seemed to come out of nowhere

how old is your dog?

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Lumps that come up and enlarge so quickly, as since Friday, aren't likely to be tumors. Let's not scare the OP :-)
tTrue! Just covering everything Any way if wih a magnifying glass see if there is a nick in the skin for a sting could have been a bee or a wasps these can be very toxic to humans dogs. If you dog is too hot and he is panting you could use a cold compress on it to try a reduce the swelling some what or even a bag of frozen peas!
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looks like a harmless fatty tumor to me....but am not sure they can come on so fast. My mothers old dog had one just like it...seemed to come out of nowhere

how old is your dog?
The harmless fatty tumors are lipomas and the not-so-harmless ones are liposarcomas. The latter do tend to grow more quickly but "quickly" in terms of months not days.
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looks like a harmless fatty tumor to me....but am not sure they can come on so fast. My mothers old dog had one just like it...seemed to come out of nowhere

how old is your dog?
If the OP's dog has a tempature
then it's not good and will need a vet to assess this lump IMO
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If the OP's dog has a tempature
then it's not good and will need a vet to assess this lump IMO
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Do you have venemous snakes in your area? It there is any possibility it could be a snake bite he would require immediate attention by a vet.
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